Elena Galofaro, known as Elena Bansh, is a London based artist who grew up in Milan, Italy. After graduating from the National Film School of Cinema (CSC) where she studies 2D Animation, she worked as a freelance animator and character designer. She then moved to Japan for almost two years and did a short term internship as an animator at Cyclone Graphics, a Tokyo based studio. As an illustrator she collaborated with some self published magazines. She is now doing a MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art.